Scripture Verse

The Father…the Son and…the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:20

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns on the Tri­ni­ty 1767.

Music: Ec­cles (Bog­gett) Ri­chard Bog­gett (1796–1879). Pub­lished in the Me­thod­ist Hymn and Tune Book (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: Me­thod­ist Book & Pub­lish­ing House, 1894), num­ber 69 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Hail, co-essential Three,
In mystic unity!
Father, Son, and Spirit, hail!
God by Heaven and earth adored,
God incomprehensible;
One supreme, almighty Lord,
One supreme, almighty Lord.

Thou sittest on the throne,
Plurality in one;
Saints behold Thine open face,
Bright, insufferably bright;
Angels tremble as they gaze,
Sink into a sea of light,
Sink into a sea of light.

Ah! when shall we increase
Their heavenly ecstasies?
Chant, like them, the Lord Most High,
Fall like them who dare not move;
Holy, holy, holy, cry,
Breathe the praise of silent love?
Breathe the praise of silent love?

Come, Father, in the Son
And in the Spirit down;
Glorious triune majesty,
God through endless ages blest,
Make us meet Thy face to see,
Then receive us to Thy breast;
Then receive us to Thy breast.